Tiger Cub’s First Walk in the Snow

Photo by Judson Tharin.

Finalist in the 2022 Tigers in America-Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries annual photo and video contest to celebrate International Tiger Day.

Tiger cub Dash had just been born when he and his parents were rescued by The Wildcat Sanctuary from an Indiana breeding facility. Providing round the clock care for a newborn cub was definitely not something the sanctuary had prepared for but took on willingly to ensure his survival.

Winter’s gently falling snow didn’t deter this confident little cub from exploring the Minnesota outdoors at only 3 months old.

Luckily, Dash has been given the chance to live out his life wild at heart at the sanctuary and has grown into a strong, healthy adult tiger today.

— at The Wildcat Sanctuary